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Walking in the Word

Plant City's First Baptist Church

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I LOVE my man and the three children God gave us.

I LOVE my man and the three children God gave us.

I had to share.

This morning, while scrolling social media, I saw a friend had shared a post, from her best friend, asking for prayer for the family. Why? (My heart breaks all over again just typing this…) her BFF’s two great nephews were killed in a head-on car crash this weekend. These two brothers both attend Georgia Southern University. These parents lost BOTH of their boys after (I’m imagining) a fun-filled family Thanksgiving break. (Click here for a news article.)

When I picked my youngest up from school today, with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat, I informed him about the accident, and reminded him to live each day and love your loved ones.

I was curious as to how many vehicle accidents occurred in my state this year. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles over 2,300 traffic fatalities have taken place 2017.

Friends, I pray that you will live each day to its fullest and love big time.

Here’s a few thoughts:

  • Tell your family you love them. Daily.
  • Know to know Jesus as your personal Savior. He is the ONLY way to get to heaven. Ask Him into your life, and allow Him to be the Boss of your life.
  • Buckle up! (Front and back seat)
  • Forgive others and forgive yourself.
  • Rid yourself of bitterness.
  • Laugh often.
  • Remember, especially young drivers, you are not invincible. Ease up on the gas. Use your mirrors. You don’t need to show your friends how “cool” you are by driving like a manic. I’m sure they and their family) will appreciate you driving safely.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Don’t drive with you are emotional.
  • Communicate with your loved ones (not just through a text).
  • Hug your loved ones.
  • Be alert to your surroundings.
  • Pray before you go.
  • NO texting while driving, or checking your phone.  Pull over (in a safe area) if you need to.
  • Be a wise driver, not a “wise guy”.

I’m sure you could add a few more thoughts to this list. I have friends who have lost their children or family members to car accidents. I’d love for you to share your insight.

I’ve often heard young drivers confidently comment, “I’m not going to get into an accident.” My reply, “DUH! That’s why they call it an accident and not an ‘on purpose’”

It doesn’t matter the age or stage you are in, or how a death occurs…your heart will ache, and you will always remember. Hold onto Jesus through it all. Stay in His word. He will see you through it.

Be safe, y’all.

You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Your life is like a fog. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away.James 4:14

Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. Psalm 90:12

So be very careful how you live. Live wisely, not like fools. 16 I mean that you should use every opportunity you have for doing good, because these are evil times. 17 So don’t be foolish with your lives, but learn what the Lord wants you to do. Ephesians 5:15-17 

Much love to you and yours,



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